As the weather improves and people hold more parties both in and outdoors Minneapolis Police want to remind people to drink responsibly, be mindful of their neighbors, prevent underage consumption and take steps to prevent party guests from drinking and driving.
Last year the Minneapolis Police Department responded to approximately 2400 complaints of loud parties. Most were called in by neighbors disturbed by the noise. Residents are reminded that there is a City ordinance regarding excessive noise after 10 pm. In most cases officers were able to convince party hosts to comply but return calls to the same party often resulted in residents being cited. The City can use party citations as leverage against landlords to deal with tenants who create a nuisance.